Gold Slugs

Album: I Changed a Lot (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Khaled hooking up with R&B singers August Alsina and Chris Brown plus rapper Fetty Wap, to make a song about how girls love his gold grills. (A grill is a type of jewelry worn over the teeth. The cosmetic dentistry became popular among hip-hop artists in the Southern states in the 1990s and the rise of Dirty South rappers in the following decade spurred a nationwide grill trend.)
  • Khaled explained the song title on a Rap Genius annotation: "We're from the South and I'm not saying slugs is only slang in the South but I know where I'm from in the South it's slugs. People call 'em grills in different situations. Some people, from almost birth, have gold fronts."
  • The Eif Rivera-helmed music video features DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, August Alsina and Fetty Wap spitting their boastful lyrics in front of Khaled's Miami restaurant, Finga Licking. Naturally, there is also plenty of low riders, beautiful models, and dancing.

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